Staff Quotes and Testimonials
"I love watching the excitement of the students as they explore their world. I can see the sparkle in their eyes as they discover a passion and set goals in the future."
-Vonnie Hale, Program Coordinator
"I really just enjoy the students' company. They are such a joy to be around!"
-Mina Manjouna, Student Mentor
"The progress I have seen the students make throughout the course of the year has been tremendous. Being part of the CTP has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done."
-Jared Slanina, Student Mentor
"Every day is a new and exciting adventure. The students make that possible"
-Cindy Kenyon, Transition Coordinator
"I enjoy seeing the excitement on students' faces when they describe their unique experiences on the Kent State campus."
-Josh Kiser, Transition Coordinator
"I think the CTP is a lot of fun. It is exciting to watch [our students] depend on me less and become more independent for things like getting to class."
-Carla Haines, Student Mentor
Student Quotes and Testimonials
"When I come here I'm away from my family but I feel like I have a family here."
"I would be lost without the CTP. This program has given me so many opportunities to improve my work and education. I've learned how to use a lot of new equipment and I feel much more confident about working in an office now."
"The CTP has been really fun. I have gained a lot of confidence and independence. I can go to class on my own and participate just like any other student."
"Without the CTP I would be stuck in the same routine, doing the same things at home and staying at the same job at work."
"I like talking to the professor that teaches my class. I've learned so much in my (music history) class and it's been really fun."
"I like having a campus job and getting to know other students at Kent State."
"This has been a great experience. I've made new friends across the campus and I've been taught new life skills, social skills, how to be more independent, and how to plan for the future."
I've learned about the differences between high school and college courses since I attend a class here, and I've picked up new job skills since I was given a campus job."
"I've made a lot of new friends by joining the CTP. I really love spending time with everyone here!"